Join our talented team at the National Robotics Engineering (NREC) where you will have a direct impact on NREC's operations, and on important projects, as you collaborate with experts and build your career. As part of our group, you will support a team of robotics experts who solve industrial and government challenges and deploy technology to real operations. You will also collaborate with senior technical and administrative personnel as well as the leadership of the organization to help with brining your career to the next level. Additionally, our employees enjoy a flexible work schedule and a life/work balance. Take control of your career!
We are looking for a qualified technician with demonstrated experience in electronics, metalworking, welding, hydraulics, pneumatics and machine repair. Must have experience in support of electro/mechanical product development.
You will be responsible for the independent operation, maintenance, repair and modification of a wide variety of complex robotic vehicles. You will also be responsible for the setup and operation of experimental equipment and systems used in research projects. Duties will include field support and maintenance of large electro-mechanical off-road vehicles situated in a variety of outdoor settings. Field tests will on occasion require nighttime, weekend and long hours.
Your primary responsibilities will include:
Properly perform all phases of set-up, operation and repair of complex electromechanical equipment.
-Calibrates, maintains and operates a wide variety of control, measuring and recording equipment used to test and evaluate electronic and mechanical systems.
-Following supervisory instruction and based on blueprints and diagrams, may layout and construct or modify equipment to be used in research or commercial projects. May operate machine tools to fabricate non-procurable items to construct equipment.
- Sets up and operates equipment necessary for testing, monitoring and recording the evaluation of robotic systems.
- Demonstrates and assists students, faculty and research staff members in the operation of test equipment as well as with the design, performance requirements, use and capabilities of instructional and other equipment.
-May monitor the stock of materials necessary for the repair and construction of equipment and reorder materials as necessary.
Mobility Requirements: Very active job that requires standing at most times. Frequently requires bending, stretching, pushing as well as lifting of components or equipment. Must be able to maneuver in cramped areas while performing minor repairs to equipment
Environmental Conditions: Work is performed both inside a fabrication facility as well as outdoors in all weather conditions. Air conditioning is rarely available in the work settings. May be exposed to hazardous materials, chemicals, etc. as well as exposed to noise and dust in shops. Equipment operated has various moving parts and must be operated following all safety procedures.
Associate's Degree or Trade School is required
1-3 or more years of combined experience in electronic, hydraulic and mechanical technical areas is required
1-3 years of experience with hydraulics and/or pneumatics assembly and troubleshooting is required.
Experience with system operations and troubleshooting.
Able to read blue prints, schematics, mechanical drawings and other job specifications.
Able to prioritize work and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records.
Required to have reasoning and problem solving skill as well as excellent communication skills.
Ability to take on a multi-disciplinary role as a member of a cross-departmental project team.
Ability to interact effectively and courteously with a wide variety of people both within and outside of the university.
Working knowledge of mechanical and hydraulic devices.
Working knowledge of mechanical assembly and test equipment.
Able to use basic machine shop equipment (sheet metal, drill, mill, lathe, grinders).
Able to use rigging equipment and methods.
Excellent on-site problem solving skills.
Ability to pay close attention to detail, meeting flexible deadlines, work under pressure and work with frequent interruptions.
Must have the ability to work on several tasks simultaneously; ability to pay strict attention to research protocol; ability to remain calm and composed when dealing with difficult situations or people.
Strong oral communication skills.
Basic computer skills including directory management, email and word processing.
Ability to safely operate large vehicles.
Note : The position may require weekend and evening hours. Applicants must be U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and hold a valid driver's license. Some travel and overnight stay may be required.
We want to hear from you if you have experience or qualifications in ANY of the following areas:
Testing and/or operations of robotics systems
Are you passionate about this dynamic opportunity? Please apply.
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About Carnegie Mellon University
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